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Buttonholier Than Thou

Got an interesting note a few days ago from reader Jim Borwick, as follows: I was watching the Blue Jays play the Sox in Chicago a couple of weeks ago …

Because It’s Never Too Early to Learn How to Do Things Right

Several people have contributed good info about the College World Series, but I’m gonna save that until tomorrow or Thursday. Today we’re going to look back a bit further than …

Clothing Swap

I had a houseguest over the weekend and barely touched my computer, so I’m a day late in covering the details of the weekend’s big uni-related story. With apologies to …

Initialize This

Last Tuesday I had a small Ticker item about how the old Cincinnati Stingers of the WHA used to put first intials. in addition to last names, on the back …

Saturday Recap

Like a lot of Americans, I don’t really follow horse racing but still get a kick out of the Kentucky Derby, mainly because it’s a good excuse for a party. …

Very Tragic

There’s nothing new about a tragedy from the “real world” being commemorated on a sports uniform. Sometimes the gesture is confined to one team, like the Rockies wearing a “CHS” …

Aye-Aye, Captain

Yesterday’s post about baseball captains and “C” designations got me thinking about football. As most of you know, the C often shows up in college football but it’s rarely seen …

‘C’ Section

Derek Lowe is scheduled to pitch tonight for the Dodgers. I’d been looking forward to this, because several readers reported over the weekend that Lowe was spotted in the dugout …

How Many Ballplayers Does It Take to Screw in a Lightbulb?

This Jackie Robinson tribute thing is turning into quite a phenomenon. At first it looked like one player per team would be wearing No. 42, except for the Dodgers, who …

Uni Watch Profile: Stefan Fatsis

(Photo: Andrew Mason/Denverbroncos.com) In 1963, the writer George Plimpton (known to the younger ones among you as “that guy who keeps saying, ‘And a hot plate!’ during the spelling bee …